The 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan takes pint-size four-doors in a new instructions. A nip and tuck for the 2019 model year offers the subcompact sedan revised exterior styling, while the lineup now includes three trim levels capped by a range-topping XLE with leatherette upholstery and a couple of swanky features not typically seen in small cars.
The 2019 Yaris sedan– which was called the Yaris iA last year and the Scion iA two years earlier– is the four-door counterpart to the Yaris hatchback. Yet all is not as it appears in the beginning look because the sedan was developed and is developed under agreement by Mazda. That implies it shares little with the Yaris hatchback– an advantage to lovers thanks to Mazda’s sporty car know-how.
2019 Toyota Yaris Exterior
Up until now, Toyota has actually just detailed the 2019 Yaris sedan; we do not know if any changes remain in shop for the hatchback, however we’ll update this area once we find out. Outside, the Yaris sedan has a revised front fascia with a new honeycomb-style grille insert. The narrow four-door has some design hints shown the Mazda 3, which isn’t really much of a surprise because this Toyota-badged little car is sold as the Mazda 2 in some worldwide markets.
2019 Toyota Yaris Interior
Inside, the Yaris sedan is once again a dead-ringer for a Mazda. Every switch, knob, and lever is provided by Mazda and varies from that seen on other Toyotas. That’s no bad thing, since the Yaris sedans we’ve driven have felt well-built and feature interior products a step above exactly what’s normal for subcompact cars. The Yaris sedan is tight inside, with minimal rear-seat room, however that’s not unanticipated given its trim exterior dimensions. The only caveat? The Yaris hatchback provides better utility than the sedan.
2019 Toyota Yaris Engine
All Yaris sedans have a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine underhood ranked at 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque paired to either a 6-speed handbook or a 6-speed automatic.
2019 Toyota Yaris Changes
We have not driven the 2019 Yaris sedan, but the styling and lineup changes for 2019 are not likely to change our opinion: it’s a hoot to put through its paces. Its tight suspension is a huge step above normal subcompact sedans and its direct, direct steering is as communicative as some sports cars costing 5 times as much.
Both transmissions have actually made our favor in the past, particularly the slick-shifting 6-speed handbook. For 2019, the Yaris sedan’s fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city, 39 highway, 34 combined with the manual and 32/40/35 with the optional automated. The biggest changes for 2019 come on the buying sheet, because the Yaris sedan is now used in three trim levels: L, LE, and XLE.
The Yaris L acts as the gateway to the lineup with its 7.0-inch infotainment screen, power windows and locks, and Bluetooth. The LE trim includes heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signals, alloy wheels, and fog lights. Topping the line, the XLE includes leatherette seating surface areas, a leather-wrapped wheel, automated climate control, LED headlights, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.
2019 Toyota Yaris Price
Toyota hasn’t revealed rates for the upgraded Yaris sedan, so we’re unsure how the worth story will work out for the new lineup.